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Issue 2/2010, February 3 2010 (No. 301)

Rich man wanted to give a paper man money

        
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RICH MAN WANTED TO GIVE A PAPER MAN MONEY


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That's a glove I wore for two winters, delivering papers.

  About forty thousand papers passed through my hands during those eight months.


In an earlier day the rich lived at the expense of the poor, directly and unequivocally; in a modern economy unproductive citizens increasingly live at the expense of productive ones--though in an equivocal way, since they are told, and believe, that they are disadvantaged and deserve more still.

From: A Grasping Hand, The modern democratic state pillages its productive citizens.
By Peter Sloterdijk, 2010 27 01,
www.forbes.com

 
Tuesday, 2010 19 1

When one is out on his job as a paper man, one now and then encounters people who one would never encounter at daytime. I collect my newspaper bundles for delivery from a big day and night gas station. Many a person, who got out of step with their life in some way, washes up at such a gas station .
 
When I was recently sorting my papers and packing them into the bag and the bicycle trailer in the early morning, I saw from the corner of my eye that a big silvery limousine drove up to the gas station and stopped behind me.
 
A young man in a swester got out of the driver's door and shouted into the car's interior ‚Would you like your coffee with little or much sugar?' Soon after, I heard a slurring voice shouting from the limousine ‚Hello ... hey ... hello!' I was wary of looking back. However, it was to no avail. After a short time, a tall middle-aged man, who wore a classic grey suit and waved a banknote, stood right beside me.
 
And then the slurring voice came again ‚Hello ... hey ... hello, you! I told the man that I had no time and had to work. He answered, that he wanted to donate money to me. I told him that I didn't want to accept his money. His next argument, why he wanted to donate the banknote to me, was, that he had no idea how to spend his money. That went too far. I shouted at him ‚ Put your money into your ...!'
 
Those words were clear enough. He toddled of and finally wrathfully shouted at me out of the car window ‚There are people who are really pretty sick.' The chauffeur returned with the coffee, the car drove away and I had peace and quiet.

Subtle Fright

Young lady tried to wheedle a newspaper out of a paperman

Please also read Charlie Dittmeier's report about the cars of the small gentry. The report is dated March 31 2008. The link leads to the latest entry of the diary. Please scroll down.

The international poster organisation Loesje has started a project to train young people from all over Europe and Asia in how to organise and coordinate information campaigns about the Millennium Development Goals.

 
These goals are set by the United Nations to fight poverty and to improve living standards world wide.

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